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Madness Confused.com is a load of ****

I got a few quote the outher week for my 1.4 16v corsa sport as i got the car cheap from my brother.

The best i was quoted was £1320 for third party alone. I thought that was pretty good.

However i went to When i clicked on the quote tonight it says Admirial are no longer working with confused.com, Please visit there website.

Right so i did.

Put in all my details again the quotes me £3980 WTF.

Bit hacked off now as i have my test on Monday And if i pass what am i gonna do.

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Re: Confused.com is aload of ****

Why do you think so many young drivers drive uninsured. How am i meant to possible afford that ffs.
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Re: Confused.com is aload of ****

YEah don't bother with those comparison websites, they actually add money to the premium to make their profit. You'rebetter off going to a handful of insurers websites or ringing a few numbers in the back of the Autotrader (many there who specialise in youg drivers).
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try adrian flux or cis, or even norwich union.

my first car, 1.6 ford orion, at age 20, just after passing test was £1365 fully comp with cis. only 3 years ago, so give it a go.
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Re: Confused.com is aload of ****

Thanks for advice guys. It would have been cheaper me getting a 145. Realy wich i did now!
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Re: Confused.com is aload of ****

I tried several comparison sites recently, including Confused, Gocompare but must say that TescoCompare came up far superior. They do of course rate their insurance highly but cut through the crap and you can find a good deal. I saved just under half, compared to my AA renewal quote. Give 'em a try. I am old though, with a few years no claims too.
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Confused.com saved me over £300 on my insurance and, as it turned out, it was with Admiral. I tried Admiral multicar when my wifes insurance came up for renewal last week but they couldn't get near the quote she already had. Each insurer concentrates on an area of the market so you really do need to spend the time shopping round to get the very best deal. Admiral seem pretty good with cars in high insurance groups as my dad has his group 18 406 Coupe insured with them and they have consistently been the cheapest for him.
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Tesco go compare and Norwich union do not recognise my address so i cannot get quotes. Great.
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Corsa's have that boy racer appeal Gavin, especially a sport, and being a 1.4 and not a 1.2 is going to add 1000's!

My brother wrote off his 1.2 16v Corsa and got a 1.8 Volvo. They still actually charged him less for the Volvo, even though it was a 1.8 and even though he now had a crash to his name, than the reknewal he got for the Corsa just a few days prior to his crash!!

If you got it cheap of your brother, sell it and get a 145, its what you wanted anyway

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Corsa's have that boy racer appeal Gavin, especially a sport, and being a 1.4 and not a 1.2 is going to add 1000's!

My brother wrote off his 1.2 16v Corsa and got a 1.8 Volvo. They still actually charged him less for the Volvo, even though it was a 1.8 and even though he now had a crash to his name, than the reknewal he got for the Corsa just a few days prior to his crash!!

If you got it cheap of your brother, sell it and get a 145, its what you wanted anyway
I see what your saying. But i did originaly get a quote for £1300.

I will proberly put the corsa up for sale now and get a 145 or 33.
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It does all depend on the car mate as Dan said, when I had my Alfa Romeo 156 V6 at age 21 the insurance was only slightly increased from my Mondeo.

CORSA, SPORT and 1.4 don't usually instill insurers with a sense of 'people not crashing' sadly.

Good luck though mate.
 
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Insurance for a 145 is £2559.90

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How old are you again mate? 18 or 17?

My first car was the Mondeo 2 Litre and that cost £1800 for my first year, and to be fair it's quick, one of the best 2 Litres I've driven.

You are getting mental quotes though,
 
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Gavin, Corsa is teen-hoon "uniform" car, along with Citroen Saxo and Peugeot 106. Try something a bit more "sensible" if you just want to get mobile.

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get a 33, We will all respect you more for it.

the corsa 1.4 sport is the holy grail of boy racers, They all want one and when they get one they all drive like **** and crash them.

If cheap insurance is really what you are after, try a mk1 fiat punto 55s, and do pass plus. I have never paid more than £650 for insurance, and that includes my premiums at 17 and 18 years old (i am only 22 now).
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Gavin before you get the 33/145 check the quotes first.

My 33 is only a 1.3 but it costs me as much to insure as a 2L volvo.

currently paying €1200 with 3 years no claims (24)

the seat is the same size engine but €500 cheaper
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Age has the odd benefit, insurancewise.: SAGA, are so accommodating and obliging, regarding individual requirements. Very competetive as well.:
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What Ransom said. Lisa has a 1.2 Fiat Punto S60 Mk1 and it's pretty damn quick for a 1.2, obviously it's not gonna set the streets on fire but it does the job and will do 100mph fairly easy.

Lisa paid over the odds really for £750, but it does have FSH andonly 50K on the clock, it's on a 1998. For about a grand you could perhaps afford a Mk2 with electric windows, power steering etc. Plus if you got the 1.4 it would be pretty quick I reckon.
 
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How old are you again mate? 18 or 17?

My first car was the Mondeo 2 Litre and that cost £1800 for my first year, and to be fair it's quick, one of the best 2 Litres I've driven.

You are getting mental quotes though,
Im 17. Its hard. I cannot get another car at the mo.
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my first car was a Jag xj6 2.9 and cost me £730 tpft but thats another story!! stay away from "hot hatchs"
An astra gsi 2ltr still costs more to insure than my THREE ltr v6 75, as does a vectra sri 2.5 v6!
Find a cheap saloon car dude, they seem to be cheaper to insure!
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If you get a big V6 mate, like say a Vectra or a Mondeo you'll probably find the insurance is about the same and the car's alot cheaper. You can pick up a decent Mk2 Mondeo V6 for about £800-£1000. And they have 170BHP!
 
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Ay spence looks like i may aswel use the 75. Evan with a blower lol.

Thanks for help all. I will see what happens. See if i pass.
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Did you know that although there are hundreds of insurers there are only a few underwriters of the policies. I'm with Admiral, but they are the same company as Bell Direct and Elephant.co.uk. In fact checking the address of Elephant I found they were the same address as Admiral!

Elephant were slightly cheaper than Admiral (as they are solely internet based so less overheads - but I suspect the same people you call up) so I called Admiral and said Elephant was cheaper and I got an extra loyalty discount which made them the cheapest for me.
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The best i was quoted was £1320 for third party alone. Put in all my details again the quotes me £3980 WTF.
£4K? . That's totally out of order but Confused isn't always crap! I have used it plenty of times before and every quote I've taken has been processed online at exactly the same cost! My Alfa 166 Super (3 litre, V6, 24V) has just been quoted at £329 fully comp with a £200 excess...

...and, just to show you what a combination of age, location & good driving record can do, I can insure a £110K Ferrari 360 Modena fully comp for £995 . Pity I can't afford to buy one, eh?
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And I've just checked the Tescocompare site and they produced exactly the same best price from the same insurer quoted by Confused, so I have no idea what happened with your quote, Gav!
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